Obituary for Melvern H. "Mel" Horst
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Melvern H. "Mel" Horst

August 3, 1931 ~ December 3, 2020 (age 89)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Thursday
December 10, 2020

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 10, 2020

10:30 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Committal
Thursday
December 10, 2020

11:30 AM
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery
North 13th Street
Norfolk, NE 68701


Funeral Services for Melvern H. “Mel” Horst, age 89, of Stanton, will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Reverend Ray Wilke will officiate.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.  Military honors by the Nebraska Army National Guard Honor Guard, Stanton American Legion Post 88 and VFW Post 3602.  Visitation will be one hour to service at the chapel.  The Funeral Service will be live streamed on the Home for Funerals Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/homeforfunerals/live/.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

Melvern Harold was born on August 3, 1931 in Wisner, Nebraska to Emil and Helena (Steenken) Horst. 

Mel married Mary Jean Adelman on February 4, 1995 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.

Mel lived on the farm all his life except for his time serving as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He enjoyed farming and cattle feeding.  Mel loved his Lord and was a member of Zion – St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Norfolk.  He was fond of his cats and dogs.  Mel had a special place in his heart for the Orphan Grain Train.

He is survived by his wife Mary Jean, son Mark Horst of Wisner, step children Jeanne (John) Cabral of MA, Fran (Son) Adelman of MN, Chris (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, Jeff (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, Bob (Deb) Adelman of Columbus, and Dan (Diane) Adelman of Norfolk, and many special nieces and nephews.

Mel was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Leland and Ivan.

Memorials requested to the Orphan Grain Train.

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